The Khaki Law Firm is dedicated to helping disabled workers throughout Georgia win their Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits.
Do you have a physical or mental illness that has made it difficult for you to continue working? If so, we invite you to speak with disability lawyer Sara Khaki in a free and informative consultation. Speak with one of our Alpharetta SSDI eligibility lawyers to learn whether you may be eligible for disability compensation.
Our legal team is here to help you get through any and all levels of your Social Security claim, from the initial application to appealing a denial.
Who is Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?
To be eligible for SSDI, you must:
- Have paid into the Social Security program through employment for a specified amount of time;
- Have a medical condition that fulfills the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) definition of disability.
The criteria for qualifying for SSDI is very technical, and we will help you understand your eligibility and options.
Your Claim for SSDI Was Denied. What Can You Do?
Most of your life, you have worked hard and paid into the Social Security program with every paycheck. Now you have fallen ill or have been injured and can no longer work. The problem is that most Social Security Disability (SSDI) claims are denied — even valid claims.
To worsen the situation, it often takes a person up to two years (or more) to get through the process of appealing the denied claim and hopefully winning their case. The economic damage that is done during that time of having no income and no disability benefits, is more than most people can withstand.
Unfortunately, that is the system, and it is unlikely to change. But you need your benefits quickly, not two or three years from now.
How Can the Khaki Law Firm Help You Win Your Case?
Having an accomplished Social Security disability appeal lawyer helping you through every step of the process gives you a clear advantage in both winning your case, and doing so as swiftly as possible. You will also avoid costly mistakes that delay your SSDI benefits and cause denials.
Here are just some of the ways we can assist you:
- We are hands on. We work closely with the Social Security Administration and your medical providers to expedite your application and the appeals process.
- We coordinate all documentation. We assemble all medical and vocational evidence to support your case, and prepare it for the most successful presentation to the SSA. This includes all medical records validating your disabling condition, as well as other critical documents including financial records, employment records, accident reports and statements from family, friends and case workers. We assure that nothing is overlooked or missed that could result in a denied or delayed claim.
- We submit your claim for approval. The application for SSDI benefits is complicated and frustrating. Doing it correctly is essential to winning benefits quickly with the best outlook of avoiding a denial. We make sure everything is accurate and in order.
- Help in situations of dire need. We take proper actions to assist our clients whose situations qualify as financial or medical dire need, by submitting a dire need letter along with relevant supporting evidence, in order to expedite the award of benefits.
- We appeal denied claims. When the SSA denies your valid claim, we are in your corner ready to appeal the denial. We are highly skilled in the appeals process and will appeal on your behalf at any and all levels.
- We prepare you for the ALJ hearing. Most claimants must attend a hearing with the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). We ensure that you are prepared for your hearing. We are there with you, and you will be ready to respond appropriately to the judge’s questions.
- Legal arguments. Social Security disability attorney Sara Khaki will make essential legal arguments before and during the hearing, and cross-examine medical and vocational experts who may testify.
- Appeals Council. If your claim was denied in the ALJ hearing, we take your claim to the next step, which is to the Social Security Appeals Council. (At this phase, we are allowed to introduce new evidence for consideration.)
- File a lawsuit in federal court. We appeal your case all the way through Federal Court when there is reason to do so, increasing your opportunity to be awarded disability benefits. Not all attorneys are familiar with federal court, and it is imperative that your SSD representative is accomplished at arguing disability appeals at this level.
Win the Benefits You Deserve with an Alpharetta SSDI Eligibility Attorney
If you are not sure what type of claim to file, we are here to help you get started. If you were denied SSDI benefits, it is not the end. Contact us to talk about your case without delay. The Khaki Law Firm is conveniently located Alpharetta, Atlanta and Marietta.
Please remember: if you are ineligible for Social Security disability benefits, you may be eligible for SSI benefits.